LG Electronics Clothes Washers First In World To Meet New Sustainability Standard

   LG Electronics Clothes Washers First In World To Meet New Sustainability

Two LG ENERGY STAR® Verified Washer Models Meet Industry Standard

PR Newswire

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 16, 2013

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced front-load
clothes washers from LG Electronics are the first in the world to meet the
requirements of the new CSA sustainability verification service for industry's
AHAM 7003-2013/CSA SPE-7003-13/UL 7003, Sustainability Standard for Household
Clothes Washers.

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LG models WM8000HVA and WM8000HWA achieved the scores required to meet the new
environmental standard, according to CSA Group, which verified these LG units
following extensive testing and data analysis.

Building on their ENERGY STAR® certification, the LG washers meet the 2013
Sustainability Standard for Household Clothes Washers based on a lifecycle
approach for identifying the environmental impacts in six key areas:
materials, manufacturing and operations, energy and water consumption during
use, innovation, use of consumables, and end-of-life management.

The standard takes a broad, multi-attribute, holistic approach to assessing
the environmental impacts of residential clothes washers. The multi-attribute
approach was developed using life-cycle assessment information along with
other key factors influencing product environmental performance.

"Environmental sustainability has become as important to our customers as it
has been to our company for a long time," said Chris Jung, president of home
appliances, LG Electronics USA, Inc. "LG is proud to be first with washing
machines verified to the new sustainability standard. Together with CSA Group,
LG is leading the way in addressing various aspects of the product's

In addition to bearing the recognized CSA Group certification mark for safety
and performance, the LG washing machines will also include the CSA Group
sustainability mark that indicates to retailers, regulators, and consumers
that a product has met the environmental performance requirements for product
specific sustainability as set forth in the AHAM 7003-2013/CSA SPE-7003-13/UL
7003 Sustainability Standard for Household Clothes Washers.

"As the first manufacturer to be verified to this new sustainability standard
by CSA, LG is demonstrating, objectively, to consumers that these products
meet the requirements of the standard throughout their lifecycle and go well
beyond simply meeting the traditional energy performance benchmarks," said Ash
Sahi, president and CEO, CSA Group. "CSA Group is committed to developing
standards, testing and certification programs for sustainability that help
manufacturers support their environmental claims."

CSA Group worked closely with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
(AHAM), UL Environment and other stakeholders to develop the clothes washer
sustainability standard, which was announced May 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Announcing the publication of the new washer sustainability standard, AHAM
President Joseph M. McGuire said, "As with the previously published
refrigeration standard, this residential clothes washer standard is a concrete
example of the appliance industry's commitment to sustainability. It provides
a uniform measurement for retailers and consumers to compare product

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About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North
American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and
technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile
communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish
and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances,
commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all
under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR
Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated
to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise
encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global
testing and certification services across key business areas including
hazardous location and industrial, plumbing and construction, medical, safety
and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and
sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA
certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more
information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org

SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.

Website: http://www.lg.com
Contact: LG Electronics USA, John Taylor, 847-941-8181, john.taylor@lge.com,
or Clara Chang, 201.816.2011, clara.chang@lge.com, or Katy Donnelly,
704.846.1864, katy.donnelly@lg-one.com; or Anthony Toderian, Manager,
Corporate Affairs, CSA Group, 416-747-2620, anthony.toderian@csagroup.org
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